PTA Requires Biometric Verification in Sindh, Baluchistan

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has announced that SIMs in the provinces of Sindh and Baluchistan can only be activated through the biometric SIM verification system from 1 April. The PTA earlier required operators to install biometric verification systems to curb SIM fraud and is now requiring the system to be used in the two provinces for all SIM sales, including replacements and supplementary connections. Despite orders, the operators have reportedly not installed biometric identity verification systems across all their shops and franchises or are not always using the system. 

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